Tag Archives: March

FDF Career Center: Resume Writing Labs for Non-English Writers

The F. David Fowler Career Center has two Resume Writing Labs for non-English writers scheduled in March and April. The session is open to all specialized masters students, but is focused on the needs of Chinese students:
Friday, March 25, 2016 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Friday, April 1, 2016  11:00am – 12pm
Students can view the information in GWorkSB (Events >> Workshops) and register for the labs.

Young AFCEA Bethesda Women in Technology Leadership, March 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join Young AFCEA Bethesda and the George Washington University for a morning panel and networking session with leading women in management and technology. This unique event will provide young professionals in the first decade of their career with an opportunity to learn from a group of accomplished women leaders. The panel discussion share lessons learned among women in the Federal technology industry, and will provide actionable guidance and practical advice to attendees to plan their own careers. Special pricing available for GW students.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Casey Coleman, Client Executive Vice President, AT&T Government Solutions


  • Angela Altimont – Director, Northrop Grumman
  • Daphne Zweifel – Executive Vice President, Inserso
  • Jolene Merkel – Deputy Director, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Susie Sylvester – Chief Executive Officer, Dev Technology Group
  • Vicki Schmanske – Vice President, Lockheed Martin
  • Cristina Mossi – Chief Executive Officer, Devis
  • Mika Cross – Director of Work/Life Programs and Flex Work Strategy, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Camille Tuutti – Executive Editor, NextGov
  • Heidi Myers – Branch Director, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement



MSPM: In the Know, March 19, 2014

MSPM: In the Know

Fall 2014 Registration Opens Tomorrow, 20 Mar
Fall 2014 Electives and Last Chance for a Spring 2014 Elective
Events Roundup

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Fall 2014 Registration Opens Tomorrow, 20 Mar

Registration for the fall 2014 semester opens tomorrow at 7am EDT via the GWeb Info Systems site. If you have confirmed your course registrations for the fall 2014 semester with me, register accordingly. If you need to confirm your course registrations or update your plan in DegreeMAP, schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmspm. Register early to ensure a seat before we begin processing names on our wait list.

If you plan to register for DNSC 6269 PM Application (capstone) in the fall semester, you must register via a Registration Transaction Form (RTF), not via GWeb. Submit a completed RTF to my attention via email or fax for review and processing. Details for the form, such as the course CRN and section, may be found on the Schedule of Classes.

Fall 2014 Electives and Last Chance for a Spring 2014 Elective

The MSPM program will offer two 1.5 credit electives in the fall 2014 semester – DNSC 6290 International Project Management (Dr. Sam Ghosh) and DNSC 6290 Project Management & Organizational Context (Dr. Julia Keleher). Dr. Ghosh’s course will be offered during the first half of the semester, August 25-October 18, 2014. Dr. Keleher’s course will be offered during the second half of the semester, October 20-December 6, 2014. These electives are project management-specific, available both on campus and via distance, and may be applied to the Decision Sciences (DNSC) elective requirement for the program. An executive summary of each elective is available at www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

GWSB is also offering a unique on-campus course during the week of May 12-15, 2014. Earn 1.5 credits of general electives this spring through the MBAD 6290.12 Business & Society course by Rafael Lucea, Professor of International Business & International Affairs. The course offers an overview of the broad arena in which business operates with particular attention to its political, social and economic environments. The course is in DC and includes visits to the Fed, US Capitol, IMF, and USAID. To register, submit an RTF to my attention immediately via email or fax (CRN 97110). Only 6 seats remain!

Events Roundup

Tuesday, 25 Mar, 11am-12pm EDT – Understanding the Scaled Agile Framework webinar from ITMPI.

Wednesday, 26 Mar, 11:30am-1pm EDT – Practical Answers to Business Questions About Post-Award Bid Protests featuring Don Carney in Duques 453 in DC. Event is organized by PMIWDC and is free of charge.

Saturday, 29 Mar, 8pm-12am EDT – Fourth Annual Business Gives Back Gala at Long View Gallery in DC.

Wednesday, 2 Apr, 6-7pm EDT – Career Development Speaker Series: A Day as a Solutions Architect featuring Suneel Grover from SAS at Duques 353 in DC. This event is sponsored by the GW Business Analytics Association and counts toward the seminar requirement for the Certificate in Business Analytics.

MSPM: In the Know, March 5, 2014

MSPM: In the Know

Summer 2014 Registration Open
Last Day to Withdraw from Spring 2014 Courses, 7 Mar
Business Gives Back Gala, 29 Mar

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Summer 2014 Registration Open

Registration for the summer 2014 semester is now open. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. If you need to discuss your course options or make changes to your plan in DegreeMAP, schedule an advisement session with me. If you have an outstanding financial balance on your account you will be unable to register due to a financial hold. Please remedy this as soon as possible as I am unable to override financial holds on your account or save a seat for you in any of the courses.

Last Day to Withdraw from Spring 2014 Classes, 7 Mar

Friday, 7 Mar, is the last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” using a Registration Transaction Form. If you need to withdraw from a course, please discuss with the professor first and then me to process the necessary paperwork.

Business Gives Back Gala, 29 Mar

Attend the 4th Annual Business Gives Back Gala on Saturday, 29 Mar, at the Long View Gallery in Washington, DC. Tickets are on sale now. Purchase tickets before 19 Mar and save $15. Visit business.gwu.edu/bgb/gala to learn more and register to attend.

GW LinkedIn Group Virtual Networking Hour, March 22, 2013

Don’t miss the next GW LinkedIn Group Virtual Networking Hour on Friday, March 22nd!

Connect with fellow GW LinkedIn group members all over the world to share your experiences, exchange career tips & build your professional network! Not a member of the The George Washington Alumni Association LinkedIn group?  Join today!

It’s free, it’s for only an hour and it’s fun!

Register at:


Online networking enables you to speed-network from wherever you are: home, office, library, even on the road.

While registering for the event, you will be asked to answer a few questions, including:

“What can you provide or share?” For example, what types of experiences, skills, expertise, or connections can you share with fellow Colonials?

“What are you looking for?” For example, what types of connections, information or resources are you hoping to gain from this event?

During the live event you will be randomly paired with fellow Colonials for several 8-minute text-based chats that will allow you to make a connection, exchange contact information and build your GW network. We hope you’ll join us for this unique opportunity to connect with fellow Colonials around the world.

Please email: alumnicareer@gwu.edu

The First Sunday Speaker Series, March 3, 8pm Eastern

Please join us for the launch of our First Sunday Speaker Series on March 3 at 8:00pm. The objective of First Sundays is to provide students, particularly our distance and/or professional graduate students — an opportunity to experience “outside the classroom” learning.  First Sundays will also provide our alumni with a chance to continue their learning and a connection to their alma mater.  Our first presentation is entitled “Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz — A Book Discussion” with Dr. James Bailey followed by Q & A session.

Please register early as there are a limited amount of openings for the event.  To register for the First Sunday event in March, please click here.



8:00pm Introduction by Associate Dean Riddle

8:10pm Presentation by Dr. James Bailey


Dr. Liesl Riddle, Associate Dean for MBA Programs, is also associate professor of international business and international affairs in the Department of International Business. Dr. Riddle oversees the School’s five MBA programs – the Global MBA, Professional MBA, Accelerated MBA, Online MBA and Healthcare MBA.

Riddle’s areas of expertise include international entrepreneurship and national trade and investment promotion, particularly in the Middle East and Africa. She has written extensively about the roles that diasporas – migrants and their descendants – play in the economic development of emerging markets and is considered a leading expert on the topic.

Riddle played a pivotal role in the establishment and development of two nationally recognized research centers at GW: the Center for International Business Education and Research and the Institute for Middle East Studies. She also co-founded GW’s renowned Diaspora Research Program in the Elliott School for International Affairs. She currently serves as vice president for communications of the American Marketing Association’s Global Special Interest Group. Riddle holds a BA and MA in Middle Eastern Studies, a MBA in Marketing/International Business, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.

“Our students inspire me daily. Together with our faculty and alumni, our students are leading the way in the dynamic, international world of business. As they master essential business principles, they are also seeking to make the world a better place, through ethical business practices, corporate social responsibility and fiscal and environmental sustainability,” said Riddle. “I look forward to continuing to guide the School’s mission to teach students to think globally, lead passionately, and act responsibly.”



Dr. James R. Bailey is the Stacy and Jonathan Hochberg Professor of Leadership Development and Director of the World Executive MBA at the George Washington University School of Business, and a Fellow in the Centre for Management Development, London Business School.  He has been the recipient of many teaching distinctions, including three GWSB Outstanding Educator Awards.  In 2006 was named one of the world’s top ten executive educators by the International Council for Executive Leadership Development.  He has published over 50 academic papers and case studies, and is the author of five books, including the award-winning, best-selling Organizational and Managerial Wisdom and the forthcoming Meditations on Management.  He has designed and delivered hundreds of executive programs for firms like Nestle, UBS, Morgan Stanley, as well as several major law firms and US Congressmen.  Dr. Bailey is a frequent keynote speaker who has appeared on broadcast programs for the BBC, NPR, and Fox News Channel, and whose work has been cited in such outlets as the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, and Business 2.0.  He is a frequent contributor to The Hill, Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and Harvard Business Review.  He is the past Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Management Learning and Education.  Professor Bailey has served as a dean, department chair, and program director during his 20 year academic career.

Areas of expertise include:

Effective leadership

Leadership Development

Organizational and individual change

Strategy formulation and execution

Employee motivation, competence, satisfaction, and performance

Managerial decision making

Business ethics



Industries with experience include:

Law firms

Congressional Offices


Food and beverage

Higher Education